A government minister seemed this morning to support the idea that a permanent ban on fracking would be the best way his department could tackle climate change.
The government has given some details of what would be needed to end the moratorium on fracking in England.
DrillOrDrop’s summary of the election manifesto commitments on fracking and onshore oil and gas. We’ll update this post with each new manifesto.
If the UK government’s moratorium on fracking is lifted in the future, shale gas companies are likely to face an extra challenge in North Yorkshire.
Environmental campaigners are calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to less publicised techniques used by the oil and gas industry.
As expected, the Scottish government has continued an indefinite moratorium on fracking and the unconventional oil and gas industry.
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